*Conan The Librarian
Connects your physical terminal to a virtual terminal that is
connected to another process.
You must connect to a virtual terminal that is connected to
a process with your user identification code (UIC). No other
physical terminals may be connected to the virtual terminal.
Specifies the name of the virtual terminal to which you are
connecting. A virtual terminal name always begins with the
letters VTA. To determine the name of the virtual terminal that
is connected to a process, enter the SHOW USERS command.
2.1 - /CONTINUE
Controls whether the CONTINUE command is executed in the current
process just before connecting to another process. This qualifier
allows an interrupted image to continue processing after you
connect to another process.
The /CONTINUE qualifier is incompatible with the /LOGOUT
2.2 - /LOGOUT
Logs out your current process when you connect to another process
using a virtual terminal.
When you enter the CONNECT command from a process that is not
connected to a virtual terminal, you must specify the /LOGOUT
qualifier; otherwise, DCL displays an error message.
The /LOGOUT qualifier is incompatible with the /CONTINUE
1.$ RUN AVERAGE
$ CONNECT/CONTINUE VTA72
In this example, you use the RUN command to execute the image
AVERAGE.EXE. You enter this command from a terminal that is
connected to a virtual terminal. Next, you press Ctrl/Y to
interrupt the image. After you interrupt the image, enter the
CONNECT command with the /CONTINUE qualifier. This operation
issues the CONTINUE command, so the image continues to run and
connects you to another virtual terminal. You can reconnect to
the process later.
2.$ SHOW USERS/FULL
VAX/VMS User Processes at 22-DEC-2001 14:11:56.91
Total number of users = 51, number of processes = 158
Username Node Process Name PID Terminal
KIDDER BUKETT KIDDER 29A0015E FTA3:
KIDDER BUKETT _FTA4: 29A0015F FTA4:
KIDDER RACEY1 KIDDER 05800062 FTA5:
KIDDER RACEY1 DECW$MWM 0580005D MBA44: Disconnected
KIDDER RACEY1 DECW$SESSION 05800059
KIDDER RACEY1 VUE$KIDDER_2 0580005E (subprocess of 05800059)
KIDDER RACEY1 VUE$KIDDER_3 0580005F MBA51: Disconnected
KIDDER RACEY1 VUE$KIDDER_4 05800060 MBA53: Disconnected
SMITH BUKETT SMITH 29A002C1 FTA7:
SMITH BUKETT SMITH_1 29A006C2 (subprocess of 29A002C1)
SMITH BUKETT SMITH_2 29A00244 (subprocess of 29A002C1)
SMITH HAMLET SMITH 24800126 FTA6:
SMITH HAMLET DECW$BANNER 24800155 (subprocess of 24800126)
SMITH HAMLET DECW$MWM 2480011F MBA170: Disconnected
SMITH HAMLET DECW$SESSION 2480011D FTA5:
$ CONNECT VTA273
SMITH logged out at 22-DEC-2001 14:12:04.53
This example shows how to reconnect to your original process
after you have lost the carrier signal. First, you must log
in again and create a new process. After you log in, enter the
SHOW USERS/FULL command to determine the virtual terminal name
for your initial process. Then enter the CONNECT command to
connect to the virtual terminal associated with your original
process. The process from which you enter the CONNECT command
is logged out because you have not specified any qualifiers.
When you reconnect to the original process, you continue
running the image that you were running when you lost the
carrier signal. In this example, the user SMITH was at
interactive level when the connection was broken.